Valparaiso is a city that shows its past. Once a major shipping destination as discussed here, the city started to decline when the Panama Canal opened and ships were no longer required to navigate around Cape Horn.
In many ways, the city reminds me of San Francisco with the steep hills and homes built on every square inch of the city. It also has an arty vibe which is used to highlight the sentiment of the young people in the city.
But mostly I loved seeing this city was willing to share its soul. It had a past which was evident when others made it visible via their art.
location: valparaíso province, valparaíso, valparaíso region, chile